I can’t choose but if I had to pick the theme song for the left, it would definitely be “Lunatic Fringe.” Well, until now. It was the perfect reminder of what Democrats are.
There is a potential in any theme to outlive its utility. So now even that one is a problem. They have moved past that point to mainstream lunacy. Now if you aren’t loony they marginalize you. Evolution is complete, messy as it is.
And there is no more fringe, you see. The crazies are not only in charge but everyone is crazy now — so who is left to complain? Crickets.
We all knew the day would come when lunatics would run the whole show. There could still be an occasional sideshow of moderation but now even that is being abolished. Dems don’t want any sane voices on the left to be heard at all anymore. The crazier the better.
When Claire McCaskill was running her last election trying to say she was not one of those Crazy Democrats, she lost. The joke was on her. They are really all crazy Democrats. But they are okay about it. Actually, they worked so hard to get there. (lyrics)
I know you’re out there
You’re in hiding
And you hold your meetings
I can hear you coming
I know what you’re after
We’re wise to you this time (wise to you this time)
We won’t let you kill the laughter
They aren’t the fringe anymore. And we are getting past the laughter phase.
If the policies were not crazy enough already, the Pied Piper of socialism just announced that convicts in prisons should vote. Now this was just crazy enough that it made me realize the point is to mention this crazy stuff so rational people would make reasoned arguments about why that is not such a good idea. And they’d be right. But the crazies aren’t listening at all. They want it because it is crazy and so are they.
You can’t rationalize with that — without going into the crazy anyway.
But you won’t get too far
‘Cause you’ve got to blame someone
For your own confusion
Their daily deluge of euphoric crack has the effect that we can only talk about one crazy thing at a time. Well, like convicts voting. In areas with a large prison population, does that mean they can vote for the sheriff and the District Attorney? Let them pick judges too. Exactly, it also dilutes citizens’ votes and disenfranchises them. What an ironic, surreal proposal. Yet we will be forced to point out how absurd it is.
What’s even worse was right after Pied-Piper Bernie announced it, some of the other major candidates jumped aboard. Kamala Harris says it is a conversation we need to have. No, some things don’t even deserve a conversation, yet here we are. Dumb is just dumb.
So when is Bernie campaigning in Leavenworth because I want to see that? How do you pander to cell block C? Does everyone want to have their vote watered down by a convict behind bars, doing life for a murder or killing a cop? That’s the justice Bernie has in mind.
These ideas are so bad, and crazy, that you can really only take one absurdity at a time.
Remember his theme: our fundamental political and economic transformation. Makes you wonder how crazy his economic policies could be, you know, under the guise of “justice”? That’s the problem, they are selling all this craziness to us as justice.
We’re on guard this time (on guard this time)
Against your final solution
When they go to Crazy Red it is a challenge. But the time we can dismiss it as that has passed. If given the chance and power, all this and more become possibilities for them. No longer can we say “that can never happen.” They are crazy enough for that and more.
We all know you’re out there
Can you feel the resistance?
The resistance is to sanity. It might not be our “democracy” that really needs saving.
Update: inmates have voting rights in Vermont and Maine. And were never lost.
[*Lyrics by Red Rider – written by THOMAS WILLIAM COCHRANE]
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